Cher's not nice... rather a 'force of nature' says X Factor host Dermot O'Leary

Cher Lloyd

The X Factor 2011 host Dermot O'Leary has said that he doesn't think nice is a word which describes Cher Lloyd from last year's series, instead referring to the 17-year-old as simply a 'force of nature'. Speaking at the Glasgow auditions for this year's show yesterday, Dermot said the show needed characters like Cher.

"You want characters. You don't want people to give you the same old answer every week," he told STV. "You want people to stand up for themselves and fight their corner and that's what [Cher] did and she was brilliant for me."

Dermot continued: "Cher was great. Nice isn't the right word for Cher, she's more of a force of nature. She's feisty, but I really liked her.

"If you're looking for sickly sweet and someone who says yes to everything, then you're out of luck, but I loved her. I thought she was a great character."

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